$100K Worth of Equipment Stolen from H.S. Computer Lab - NBC 10 Philadelphia

$100K Worth of Equipment Stolen from H.S. Computer Lab

Police are trying to find the burglar who stole dozens of computers from Sayre High School in West Philadelphia.



    75 Apple computers and 3 projectors were stolen from the computer lab at Sayre High School. NBC10's Cydney Long reports with the latest on the investigation. (Published Friday, July 26, 2013)

    A teacher from Sayre High School in West Philadelphia walked into the school this morning to find the entire computer lab had been wiped out.

    Police say a burglar made off with 75 Apple laptops from a newly upgraded technology lab. The burglar entered through a second floor window, sometime between July 10 and this morning, according to investigators.

    "The burglar climbed up to the second floor roof and forced his way in through the window. We're not sure if he left through that window or came out through the front door. At this point we know there was no alarm that was sounded," said Lt. John Walker, Southwest Detectives.

    Investigators say there was no surveillance cameras in the computer lab, but they are now reviewing surveillance video from other parts of the school to see if they can find the person responsible.
    "This is tough, obviously school district is struggling money is tight," said Lt. Walker. "It's just sad that these kids now have to come to school and maybe not have these computers. So whoever did this or people who may know who have done this and they think they are getting a deal on a computer, they need to do the right thing."


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